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OFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

August 8, 2001

Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by Chairperson Eckman. Managerís Clarence Klein, Roland Froyen, Marvin Brunsell, and Richard Eckman were present. Manager John Tracy was absent. Others in attendance were Norm Wenck,  Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Kathy Pool, Joy Carlson, Tony Ellestad, Marci Koshiol, Roger Eckhoff, Kevin Whitrock, Mark Kampa, and Bob Broich.

 

Motion #01-08-1: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Froyen to adopt the agenda to include a presentation by Kevin Whitrock. All Managers voted aye.

 

Kathy Pool, farmer resident from the District, explained that USDA does not have cost share monies available in Meeker County.  Kathy requested assistance from CRWD.

 

Motion #01-08-2: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein to authorize $6,000 of assistance to Kathy Pool and an additional $6,254 if Meeker County USDA provides a letter to CRWD stating that she would receive cost share monies if money were available. Manager Eckman moved to amend the motion to authorize $6,000 plus $18,000 if Meeker County USDA provides this letter to CRWD. When put to a vote, all Managers voted aye on the amendment. The amended motion was then voted upon.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Roger Eckhoff and Mark Kampa, residents of Lake Augusta, presented the Board with a petition and a check in the amount of $2,000, requesting that a milfoil treatment project be initiated on Lake Augusta by CRWD.

 

Kathy Pool left the meeting at 7:35p.m.

 

Motion #01-08-3: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Brunsell to assess all 91 properties on Lake Augusta equally as a means to secure funding for the milfoil treatment project as explained in the petition. Assessment hearing will be held September 12, 2001, 6:30p.m. at the Annandale Middle School. All Managers voted aye.

 

Roger Eckhoff and Mark Kampa left the meeting at 7:52p.m.

 

Joy Carlson and Tony Ellestad, explained the sanitary sewer and sediment basin plans for Restawhile Shores Development. They requested that CRWD develop an engineering report for the sanitary sewer and sediment basins and hold an assessment hearing on the project.

 

Motion #01-08-4: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein to authorize Administrator Anderson and Attorney Weinberger to develop an Operation and Maintenance Plan for the sanitary sewer and sediment basins. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-08-5: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Brunsell to order an engineering report for Restawhile Shores Development and set the public hearing for September 12, 2001, 6:40p.m at the Annandale Middle School. All Managers voted aye.

 

Joy Carlson, Tony Ellestad, and Marci Koshiol left the meeting at 8:25p.m.

 

Kevin Whitrock requested that the CRWD Board of Managers consider adjustments in his rate of pay, boat,  four-wheeler, and sprayer rental charges.

 

Motion #01-08-6: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein to order Attorney Weinberger to develop a revised contract for Kevin Whitrock reflecting agreed upon rate adjustments. All Managers voted aye.

 

Kevin Whitrock left the meeting at 8:34p.m.

 

Motion #01-08-7: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein to accept the July 11, 2001 regular meeting minutes.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-08-8: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to accept the August 8, 2001 Financial Report and pay bills. All Managers voted aye.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, explained to the Board that the Hidden River Sanitary Sewer Construction Fund balance will be used to pay the contractor and provide for current operation and maintenance. A balance is expected to remain after these expenditures. This item of finalizing the expenditures will be on next monthís agenda. Bob Broich agreed that a $12,800 assessment for the year 2002 is appropriate.

 

Bob Broich and Kelly Bergesch left the meeting at 9:00p.m.

 

Motion #01-08-9: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to adopt the following resolutions: (1) Resolution Setting Criteria for Accepting Petitioner Designed Sewage Treatment Systems for Incorporation into Projects Undertaken by the Clearwater River Watershed District; and (2)  Resolution Establishing Procedure for Requesting Board Action to Undertake a Sewage Treatment Project.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Manager Froyen reported that he and Administrator Anderson presented details of the Master Sanitary Sewer Plan to the Stearns County Board of Commissioners on August 7, 2001.

 

Motion #01-08-10: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein to authorize Attorney Weinberger to develop a revised contract for Administrator Anderson reflecting agreed upon changes in the hourly rate of pay. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-08-11: A motion was made by Klein and seconded by Brunsell to establish the year 2002 General Fund Levy at $150,000, assess $46,500 Operation and Maintenance, assess $29,600 for the Clearwater Lake Milfoil Fund, assess $12,800 Hidden River Sanitary Sewer Project Operation and Maintenance, and set a hearing to consider these matters at 6:50p.m, September 12, 2001 at the Annandale Middle School.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-08-12: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye.

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Chairperson, John Tracy      Secretary, Richard Eckman

 

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